In my opinion, the method of heating the water is the value. Windscreens help direct heat around a regular stove and pot setup but they also absorb heat and conduct it away from the water. The solution to that problem is to use the water as the windscreen (Diagram).Ridgerunner wrote:Samh, I suppose the one attribute the kettle has is that it will perform under about all adverse weather conditions.samh wrote:There was a DIY Kelly Kettle thread on BPL and I seem to remember the person having decent luck. I haven't quite figured out the value in them other than that they are simply different. A can or tin stove and a titanium pot would almost certainly be lighter and the pot has more value than the Kettle in that in can double as your eating container.
The big problem is the weight of the setup. It's too bad they don't make small titanium Kelly Kettles.